Monty Panesar to sharpen his bowling skills in Lanka ahead of India series

October 16th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI  

London , Oct 16 (ANI): First Sikh England cricketer Monty Panesar is all set to play club cricket in Sri Lanka to hone his leg-spin skills ahead of the two Tests against India in Ahmedabad and Mumbai in December.

His coach Peter Moores said that the leg-spinner will warm up for England s Test series in India by playing club cricket in Lanka.

Its a great opportunity for him. He will learn a lot. Hes been there before, theyre physically tough conditions, they are very good players of spin. Monty has not been in the England squad for a while but this will help him get ready for the first Test against India , The News quoted Moores as saying at Lords.

With more 100 Test wickets, 26-year-old Panesar has impressed cricketing giants across the world. But, he has not been picked in the England squad for one-dayers next month after he failed to impress against South Africa earlier this year. (ANI)

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